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Assessment Under the Microscope

18th March 2024

Since it’s inception, one of the aims of The King Alfred School Society has been to be at the forefront of Educational research and reform – striving to make education…

KAS Comments In GCSE Alternatives Article

22nd February 2024

As a School we are working with groups like Rethinking Assessment and the School Directed Courses Consortium to look at alternatives to the current GCSE system. Leading the charge at…

Head’s Blog – Designing The Curriculum Of The Future

25th September 2023

Deputy Head Al McConville shares insights from our journey towards reshaping assessment for young people. “The voices calling for educational reform are growing in number and becoming more insistent. The…

Education Committee Appearance For Al

4th July 2023

Part of our founders vision was that The King Alfred School would strive to share our ideas around education with the wider community. So, in our 125th anniversary year, it…

Conference Talks Available To Watch

23rd November 2022

Back in March 2022 The King Alfred School Society and Rethinking Assessment were proud to host the Education On The Move Conference in the glorious surroundings of The Phoenix Theatre….

Education Reform Up For Discussion

22nd March 2022

A very broad group of thinkers, parents, employers, educators, students, researchers came together at our Education On The Move Conference (co-hosted with Rethinking Assessment), all convinced that in different ways we have something of a curriculum emergency and we need to radically rethink the way we evidence the full range of young people’s strengths.

Education On The Move: KASS Conference

31st January 2022

19th March 9.30am—4pm “If we teach today’s children as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.” John Dewey Each day brings new voices saying our education system needs to…

Head’s Blog – What are the alternatives to GCSEs?

13th December 2021

For many schools the exams hiatus caused by Covid increased the desire to explore different forms of assessment, particularly at GCSE level. In a recent article for the Times Educational…

Head’s Blog –
‘The Terror’ of exam-driven assessment

1st October 2020

As part of the Rethinking Assessment group, our Head, Robert, is helping to drive conversations around GCSE reform. Rethinking Assessment is a group of state, independent and special schools, business…

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